[Enigmail] From Circumvention

Ian Mann ansus at neomailbox.ch
Sat Mar 7 02:39:08 CET 2015


This sanitizes some of the information.


On 07/03/15 11:23, David wrote:
> On 3/6/2015 3:37 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
>> On 03/06/15 15:16, David wrote:
>>> I am confused by this request. What difference does it make if
>>> 'someone else' knows whose public is on your public keyring?
>> If they know whose public keys are on your keyring, they know who you
>> talk to.  You may not wish them to know this.  Depending on who you
>> are and who you talk to, their knowing it could be very dangerous to you.
> You are aware that the *body* of the message is encrypted but the
> *header*, the email address you send to and the email address that you
> send from, and the complete path of all the email servers that the
> emails traveled though, is still open to the world? And that those
> emails are stored on all of those servers. Or at least they used to be
> stored.
> Which means that the whole world 'knows' just who you send emails to and
> receive emails from? You are using Thunderbird on a Linux OS.
> Select an email that you have sent to your friends, or one that they
> have sent to you, or anyone, and press Ctrl-U to open a new window of
> information. read carefully and closely.
> So if some admin of a key-server in some place 'knows' who you is on
> your Public-Keyring for email it is of little importance.
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